AGNI 54

Essays

By Svetlana Broz

Translated by Zorica Stoilović & Ellen Elias-Bursać

“We Know Nothing. It Isn’t Taught”: Secret Histories of Argentina’s Dirty War

Periprava, 1958

By Norman Manea

Translated by Patrick Camiller

Introduction to Interviews with Bei Dao and Rita Dove

On Nonviolence and Literature

Premature Witness

Arthur Koestler in Civil War Spain

. . . and justice for all

Lunacy ’Toons

Fiction

Aunt Clara, Laughing Her Heart Out

By Michael Fais

Translated by Stavros Deligiorgis

By Faraj Sarkohi

Translated by Nilou Mobasser

Poetry

The Two Mice (transfused from the Scots of Robert Henryson [1420-1505] by Seamus Heaney)

By Aesop

Translated by Seamus Heaney

By Homero Aridjis

Translated by Homero Aridjis & George McWhirter

Eidetica

Turn About Is Fair

Pure Music

Ferrysong

By Gunnar Ekelöf

Translated by Brita Stendahl

Earthquake

The Semiotics of a Truck Overturned in Fog

The Trail

William Remembers the Outbreak of Civil War 1983

The Face Also Has Bruised Dignity

By Bei Ling

Translated by Tony Barnstone & Willis Barnstone

By Bei Ling

Translated by Tony Barnstone & Willis Barnstone

The Flood Towns

Burning Song

Love-Letters for Cell Ten

The Fair That Always Comes

Autumn Day

By Rainer Maria Rilke

Translated by Millicent Bell

Adam

By Rainer Maria Rilke

Translated by Millicent Bell

The Headline

By Wisława Szymborska

Translated by Stanisław Barańczak & Clare Cavanagh

What the Body Can Say

Nikos at 42

Returning to My Cottage

By Wang Wei

Translated by Taylor Stoehr

Cottage at Chungnan Mountain

By Wang Wei

Translated by Taylor Stoehr

By Adam Zagajewski

Translated by Clare Cavanagh

By Adam Zagajewski

Translated by Clare Cavanagh

My Eyes are the Shimmering Waters

By Sayan Zhambalov

Translated by Sayan Zhambalov & Virlana Tkacz

Reviews

An Unforeseen Destiny: Pinochet, History, and Memory

Who Owns Death?

“As the Songwriter Wrote . . .”

From New Grapes to a Complex Wine

The West and Genocide in Africa

A World Reformed

Amnesty International Fortieth Anniversary issue. This big issue (over 400 pages) is chock full of amazing stuff, including poetry by Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska, Pulitzer Prize winners Maxine Kumin and Charles Simic, Daniel Berrigan, and Homero Aridjis; fiction by Tom Bissell and former Iranian political prisoner and torture victim Faraj Sarkohi; previously unpublished interviews with Vladimir Nabokov, Rita Dove, and Bei Dao; translation by Seamus Heaney; and first-person testimony of great acts of heroic compassion in the Balkan War recorded by Dr. Svetlana Broz, granddaughter of Marshal Tito (later reprinted in Utne Reader and in a Dutch magazine).

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